Education Librarian

University Libraries: Assistant Librarian, Education Librarian to supervise the Libraries’ Instructional Materials Center (IMC), which includes K-12 curricular and professional materials, the libraries video collection, and micro retrieval/viewing; serve as liaison to the Teacher Education (EDT) department in Miami University’s School of Education, Health and Society (EHS); maintain strong relationship with other academic departments per library needs; design and present instructional sessions to assist pre-service and in-service teachers in the effective use of library resources and professional materials; provide reference services to students and faculty of EDT, as well as research help in-house and via email, chat, and IM (evenings and weekends required); develop Libraries’ collection of education materials and maintain K-12 curriculum materials collection comprised of juvenile books, multimedia, and professional development resources; utilize technologies appropriate for daily work tasks and special projects; supervise staff and student employees. 

Require:  Graduate library degree from an ALA accredited institution; strong commitment to high quality public service; teaching skills leading to proficient instruction in information fluency; analytical skills to effectively retrieve information; flexibility to work in an environment of continual change; ability to work in teams and independently as well as with all levels of staff and diverse library customers; strong computer knowledge including skill in the use and application of multimedia software especially as applied to K-12 education; strong written and oral communication skills; initiative and ability to conceive and carry out projects; an interest in and ability to effectively provide an array of public services including in-person and virtual reference, collection development, and library instruction; ability to meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion and continuing contract (http://rocket.lib.muohio.edu/about/larps.pdf). 

Desire:  undergraduate degree in education; second master’s degree in education; supervisory skills; experience with curriculum materials

Submit letter of application, resume, and name, telephone number and email address of three professional references to:

Judith A. Sessions, Dean and University Librarian
King Library, Miami University
Oxford, OH  45056

Review of applications begins May 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. 

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